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Subscribing to the journal

Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning is published three times a year in April, August and December by The Open University. Prior to 2010, the journal was produced by Staffordshire University.

If you are interested in subscribing, please complete and return the document accessed by the link below or email  PLEASE NOTE: as most OU colleagues are still working from home due to COVID-19, please use the electronic journal host link and follow the 'institutional or personal' registration options from the main page.  You can make your payment by credit card using the agents LMS Ingenta or EBSCO using the journal name (or your own agent) who will also collect future renewal payments. 

Subscription Rates for 2020

Annual subscriptions run from January to December. Subscriptions taken out at any point in a given year will, therefore, cover the three editions for the volume associated with that year, plus any special issues produced. Subscribing to online content will automatically provide access to all editions and volumes of the journal.

Electronic access to journal content is provided through the link below:

Subscription rates 2020

Subscription Type  Price (inc. VAT where applicable)
Institutional Rate - online   £199
Personal Rate - online £92

Single issues and back issues

Electronic versions of all articles can be purchased via our electronic host at